Critter Causes Brief Power Outage in Sturgeon Bay Wednesday

Many customers of Sturgeon Bay Utilities probably noticed a momentary power disruption Wednesday morning. Shortly before 8:30AM, the power went out for a second or so before returning. A crew was sent to the substation off 1st Avenue and workers surmise an animal, possibly a squirrel, came in contact with electrical equipment, tripping a breaker which then re-set. This is not the first time that … Continue reading

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Benches By the Bay Auction Saturday at Harvest Fest

The Benches By the Bay, which have been sprinkled throughout the city of Sturgeon Bay, will be on display at Martin Park awaiting the auction set for Saturday. Pam Seiler, Executive Director of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, says more than two dozen of the decorated benches will be auctioned off to benefit artists and the visitor center… Seiler says the benches, which have been … Continue reading

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Foreign Exchange Informational Meeting Wednesday

High school students and their parents are invited to learn more about the life of a foreign exchange student at the Rotary Youth Exchange information meeting on Wednesday, September 13th. The meeting at the Sturgeon Bay Library 107 South 4th Avenue begins at 5:30PM. Rotary Youth Exchange is targeted at high school aged students who will be between the ages of 15 and a half … Continue reading

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Door County Civility Project Wins Friend of Education Award

A program in Door County that seeks to foster discussion in a respectful manner has been selected for one of the 2017 Five Friends of Education Awards which will be handed out on September 21st in Madison. The Door County Civility Project is a volunteer initiative working since 2013 to strengthen the culture of civility within homes, neighborhoods, workplaces, churches, civic organizations and government bodies … Continue reading

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Haunted Mansion Needs Volunteers

The Haunted Mansion is looking for volunteers. The annual fundraising effort for Southern Door Schools, located at the Quietwoods South Camping Resort near Brussels, has no paid positions and continues to be supported by volunteer hours supplied by the community. Help is needed now, when the Mansion and its scary venues are being readied for the season, or during weekends in October. Last year, more … Continue reading

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Crack Sealing Begins in Sturgeon Bay on Monday

Sturgeon Bay City Engineer Chad Shefchik says the 2017 street crack sealing program will begin Monday, conducted by Fahrner Asphalt Sealers of Plover, Wisconsin with the goal of completing the work by the end of the week. Shechik says dry conditions are required for the proper installation of the crack sealant, so weather will play a role in how well the program goes. While the … Continue reading

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Prevent Suicide Awareness Walk Monday

Suicide knows no social, economic, religious or political boundaries. Everyone can be affected. There is no age discrimination. Suicide Prevention Week will be observed next week through Saturday. Cheryl Wilson of the Prevent Suicide Door County Nathan Wilson Coalition says the organization is working to reduce the number of suicides in Door County through prevention education, public awareness and overcoming stigma. Wilson says the second … Continue reading

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Oscar Mayer Wienermobile in Sturgeon Bay Friday

The iconic symbol of Oscar Mayer and Company, the Wienermobile, will be in Sturgeon Bay Friday to visit the employees and patrons at Econo Foods. Sammi Manning is one of two caretakers for the famous vehicle. She explains how she got the job… Manning was asked if the Wienermobile handles like any other large vehicle… The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be at Econo Foods in … Continue reading

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Road Work On Highways 42 & 57 Next Week

The Door County Highway Department reports that its crews, under the direction of the state Department of Transportation, will be doing patchwork on Highway 57, between Jacksonport and Baileys Harbor, beginning on Monday and running through Thursday of next week. Flaggers will be in place and delays are expected. Motorists are asked to exercise extreme caution while traveling through the area as the work is … Continue reading

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Decision on High Water Mark Not a Simple Task

Now it’s up to the Department of Natural Resources to decide where to put the line in the sand for a segment of Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront. After nearly four hours of testimony, DNR Presiding Officer Dan Helsel of Black River Falls thanked the folks who attended the declaratory hearing in the Jane Greene Room at the Sturgeon Bay Library Wednesday and said a … Continue reading

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